The Altar Bar

Music Venue, Rock Club, Nightclub
1620 Penn Ave (at 16th St.)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-2877
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am
6:00pm - 2:00am


  • Bring a flask. The drinks are way overpriced and under poured. I wished I would have brought pennies for a tip...learned my lesson.
  • I will miss this place! Altar Bar got sold and the building will be used as a church once again. (BOOO!) I've worked tons of shows here and will never forget all the bands and this unique music venue.
  • This is a wonderful place to meet people and have fun.
  • Love how they converted the church into a concert venue. The shows I have seen here have been awesome!
  • Horrible acoustics, crowded. There's better venues in Pittsburgh to showcase musicians.
  • Always a good time here. Drinks are over-priced though
  • Used to be good back in the day. (05-07) Altar Bar was a church that has been transformed into a club. It used to be pretty cool. Good for Freshman and sophomore kids only.
  • Terrible place to see a band but it could be worse.
  • This used to be my favorite venue, they totally clamped down with all kinds of rules now...walled off smoking section, no re entry, pat downs, I feel like I'm at stage ae!
  • Security doesn't molest you on your way in so you can bring your own alcohol
  • Watch out for them drink prices. $6 PBR
  • This place sucks... $6 pbr and you have to tip to pee....its always over crowed and there is zero stage security. ...
  • Fire hazard

Nearby places

46 18th Street (btwn Smallman St & Penn Ave)
1630 Penn Ave